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OU quarterback Austin Kendall passes the ball during football practice, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2018, at the OU Rugby Complex. (Kyle Phillips / The Transcript)

NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma backup quarterback Austin Kendall’s injury isn’t expected to keep him out long-term, Lincoln Riley said Monday.

Riley expects Kendall back “shortly,” but didn’t specify on the Big 12 coaches conference call when that might be.

Kendall hurt his leg while sliding out of bounds into a travel case on Florida Atlantic’s sideline during the second half of OU’s victory Saturday. He remained on the ground for some time before being helped off the field and was later carted to the locker room.

Kendall completed 8 of 10 passes for 88 yards and a touchdown before that.

OU’s QB options after Kendall, should starter Kyler Murray become unavailable, are redshirt sophomore Tanner Schafer and true freshman Tanner Mordecai. Both Schafer and Mordecai played Saturday.

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